Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Monthly Archives: July 2013

An Inch a Week — How Much Water is That Really?

The rule of thumb says estab­lished fruit trees or berry bushes will need an inch of water a week. How do you mea­sure that? More impor­tantly how do you know your plants are get­ting that? Of course, rain­fall is the nat­ural source. Typ­i­cally, ball park fig­ures assume light rain­fall is less than 0.10 inches of rain per […]